Distracted By Devastation

This won't be a long post.
If you've watched the news or twitter feeds, you'll know that my state of Alabama experienced some pretty severe tornadoes yesterday.

Most of us in the South of the state got off lucky with just some rain and a windy day. However, cities near Birmingham, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa as well as MANY smaller towns scattered throughout the state were nowhere near as lucky. I've heard horror stories all night and all morning so far. My heart goes out to those affected by the storms.

I found this blog post from a Blogger in Birmingham. He details just some of the ways that people can help following these deadly tornadoes in Alabama.If you know of other ways to help, please leave a comment with details.
Thanks so much!

I apologize for my post not being upbeat, but my mind is currently elsewhere.


  1. I lived in Tuscaloosa 14 years and left just a few years ago. What they're facing now is incomprehensible. A former student sent me the following information:

    Text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army's tornado disaster response if you want to help victims of the storm that hit Tuscaloosa. You can also text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross.

  2. Thanks Bobbie!
    The link I shared has the red cross text #, but not the salvation army one.

  3. It's a small thing, but it's something...being far away and unable to help clean, heal, serve, comfort - it's incredibly frustrating.

  4. Thanks for the post. I'll try to find out more.

  5. I was living in Alabama last year and have tons of Air Force friends and families there...thinking of you and wishing you well!!

  6. I'm so sorry about everything -- I was thinking about you. BTW, you won something from the BeadFest giveaway, but I need your mailing address -- limamike at goeaston dot net (my computer died, I'm on my hubbies)


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